Pet Fracture Repair
Fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries in dogs and cats. Repairing them, however, is not as simple as placing a cast on the affected limb. Since our pets can’t be expected to stay off the limb entirely for a number of weeks, we need to think of more permanent and effective solutions. Dr. Gary Thompson, a Board Certified Specialist in canine and feline practice, has advanced training in complex fracture repair and corrective osteotomies (AO/ASIF), including bone plating and interlocking nail techniques.
Pet Fracture Repair in Toledo, OH
FRACTURE REPAIR OPTIONS
Many factors enter into the decision on how to repair many fractures. The location on the bone, the bones involved, and the age of the animal will all be considered in the decision of which way the surgeon repairs/corrects the fracture.
A variety of methods are available to treat most fractures in pets and they include bone plates, rods, interlocking nails, and external fixators.
- “Pinning” stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area.
- “Plating” involves attaching a flat stainless steel plate to the bone using screws on either side of the fracture.
- “External fixation” stabilizes fractures using a series of pins on the outside of the leg that pass through the skin and into the bone on either side of the fracture.
REFERRAL SURGICAL SERVICES
Have you been referred to us for a fracture repair? Please bring the following at the time of your consultation:
- Any recent radiographs or blood work from your family veterinarian
- Any current medications your pet is taking
- A completed referral form
The facility is top notch but is surpassed by the staff. They were all so attentive, friendly and professional! This was my first visit with my new puppy but I have had dogs all my life and was particularly impressed by this group. I would highly recommend them!
Love everything about this place! So loving and caring toward your babies and I wouldn’t trust anyone else. Glad we found such a wonderful veterinary office.
Have recommended this vet to many and I love the staff.
LOVE the doctors and staff at West Suburban. They take such good care of my three fur babies: Max, Roxy & Sophie.
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Thompson and his staff. Very friendly and reassuring in a high stress time. They fixed my fur baby right back as good as new. Extremely grateful!
The BEST OF THE BEST!!! Kept me updated throughout the day on my dog’s surgery/recovery. Very caring staff!
They are very caring. Give great care to your pets. The way each individual handles your pet, you know they love their job, what they do and every animal that walks in the door.
We are so happy with the out come of our boys TPLO surgery, super nice staff and vets.